I have beautiful twin girls I feel like I am the luckiest mum in the world.
We found out the long way that babies/kids just don’t fit into the “norm” of what people expect them to . Take milestones for instances.
My older twin (by 2 and a half minutes) was in a rush from day one as soon as she could crawl she was walking as soon as she was walking she was running and that is how she will always be like is just to slow for her
My younger twin was the same although a little slower than her sister she was hitting all the milestones when expected until she got to the walking stage. Constantly got sick become underweight and if she was walking as soon as she got sick she would stop.
After a really nasty bout of tonsilitis she just completely stopped walking she became a knee walker and refused to walk. We got really concerned our family and friends hounded us that there was something wrong and we needed her looked at.
We started seeing a physio but we were doing all the right things to get her walking but little miss just didn’t want to, that’s right it wasn’t a case of she couldn’t she just didn’t want to.
In May a week after her birthday she had her tonsils out (if you ever think about having this done don’t second guess it) she started thriving, she started to put on weight, and to everyone but my surprise she was walking with the aid of someone elses hand and she became the confident little girl I knew she was.
In August the same year I ended up in hospital for a week very sick and the girls couldn’t visit me until they had my medication under control. I remember very clearly it was a Wednesday I was feeling really lonely down and homesick and I wanted to see my girls. When I heard from the hallway “MUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMY” I knew the voice from anywhere my girls were here to see me. But what shocked me more was one little miss walking unaided up the corridor to me wanting to give me a huge hug.
We constantly battled family friends and ourselves that she wasn’t developing right that something wasn’t correct and she was delayed somehow.
But we all learnt the long way that all though kids are “supposed” to do things at a certain age they very rarely do it on command.
To this day little miss is still the same she does things when she wants to not when she is suppose to and to me that makes her even more special.
Posted by twingirlmum, 21st February 2014